I've been contemplating writing a book well several books for a few years now. I have played around with several ideas and even started putting words on paper. Then I stopped! Why? Life happened. I changed jobs, started a new relationship and soon after that, got married and had a baby.
None of those things are an excuse but I let them get in my way.
Now when I first received the idea to write a book, I wondered if I was qualified. Did I have the right background? Heck, I went to school for accounting. Not writing. Nonetheless, for the past 3 years, I've received confirmation after confirmation. Within the past several months, the task began to weigh more heavily on my heart. I've heard pastors say that when your dreams are God-given, they won't go away. And I tell you that I've had this dream for some time now.
So, guess what? I'm working on my first book! Yay! Throughout the course of the next year, I'll be releasing little snippets to you! So get excited!
Okay so lets revisit the stage of this process where I went back and forth with myself wondering if I should do this. Each night that I would bring this issue up in my prayers, then study my bible, guess what happened? I'm sure you guessed it. God gave me confirmation in His Word. I will share one of the scriptures that God gave me in a moment. And to think I was still asking questions....
There are two things I want to share with you that finally got me moving after about 3 years:
1. Joshua 18:3 Then Joshua asked them, "How long are you going to wait before taking possession of the remaining land the Lord, the God of your ancestors has given to you?" NLT
When I read this scripture, God reminded me that He had already given me everything I needed. He had already equipped me! Praise God! Here I am thinking that it would be better if I worked in a certain place and had a particular job but I am reminded of WHO GOD IS! None of that matters when God is on your side! If God is for us, then who can be against us? Through Him, we are MORE than conquerors!!!
2. About 2 weeks ago, I was halfway watching this tv show and playing a game on my phone, when the voice on the screen said something so important! She (can't remember her name or the show, I just know that it was on the WORD channel) said that if you don't fulfill your assignment, God will raise up someone else who would do it! Whoa! Stick a fork in me because I'm done! She then went on to talk about the assignment that God gave her--which was to write a book--and she never completed it. She had the title and chapters but never finished. She even received confirmation through someone at her church who actually whispered the title of the book and the chapters to her in her ear (that she never shared with anyone)!
Wow....so after these two things in particular, I decided it was time for me to get serious and complete the first of many written assignments!
So my question to you today is, how long will you wait to go after what has already been promised to you?